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Foothills Adventures


This blog is to give you an insight to the goings on behind the scenes of my Foothill Rails website. The adventures of railfanning in Northern California and beyond for the purpose of expanding my site, the research, the inspirations and the frustrations, and the wonderful people who I get to meet. Also new ideas and any other thoughts that may arise.
Email at johnbarnhill@hotmail.com

  1. Short Trip for Shortlines

    And a short and quick blog...

    With my buddy Jeff in town for the week from Colorado, there were a few shortline locos we wanted to hunt down.

    First up we drove by the Sacramento Valley at McClellan Park and noticed the ex Rarus GP9s were gone. Later research would turn up that they left earlier this month to LTEX.

    A quick stop in Davis found us two Cal Northern gensets.

    Our first main goal was the NWP units at Schellville. Upon arrival we found ...
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  2. Furlough Fanning

    A combo of a furlough Thurs and Good Friday (paid holiday) gives me a four day weekend this time. Awesome! Course with all the bad weather as of late I needed to get out so I planned another little trip. Stockton & Modesto.

    I wanted to make another trip down that way to try and bag a few locos I needed to finish off some collections and just to see what else I could find and what rumors I could verify.

    First stop was the CCT yard/shops off Cherokee Rd in Stockton. ...
    Tags: ace, cct, cfnr, met, ste
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